WHEAT

- Algeria OAIC seeks 50 KMT of optional origin milling wheat for Dec shipment. The deadline for bids - Sept. 10

- Morocco ONICL seeks up to 386.6 с of US soft wheat and 330 KMT of US durum wheat under a preferential tariff import quota for shipments to arrive at Moroccan ports by Dec. 31, 2014

- Syria canceled a deal to sell 200 KMT of wheat from its 2013 local crop to Iraqi private traders as conflict raging in both countries has paralysed transport of the grain

- Iran bought 200 KMT of optional origin wheat for Nov-Dec shipment

- Sept 4 -  Israel bought 50 KMT of Ukrainian feed wheat (25 KMT at 206 $/t c&f for Nov. 20 - Dec. 10 shipment; 25 KMT at 208 $/t c&f for Dec. 20 - Jan. 10)

- Sept 3 - Egypt GASC bought 120 KMT of wheat for October 1-10 shipment. 60 KMT from Romania (Seller: Bunge at 259.88 $/t c&f) and 60 KMT from France (Seller: Granit at 257.9 $/t c&f)

- Sept 4 - South Korea buyers, incl. Daehan Flour Mill Co Ltd, bought 32.3 KMT of milling wheat for Jan-Feb shipment. Seller: Glencore Price: 297-298 $/t fob

- Sept 3 - Japan bought 40,210 MT of feed wheat and 34,340 MT of feed barley via SBS tender for Dec-Jan shipment

- Sept 3 - South Korea mill CJ buys 26,100 MT wheat for Jan shipment

- IKAR said Russia exported 4.7 MMT of grain in August (record). Including 4.2 MMT of wheat (record). IKAR expects the country to harvest 60 MMT of wheat, 20.2 MMT of barley and 12.7 MMT of corn

- SovEcon said Russia exported 4.5 MMT of grain in August (record) , including 4.2 MMT of wheat. SovEcon estimated Russia’s ‘14/15 wheat exports at 23-24 MMT

- Ukraine Ag Min said Ukraine exported 5.98 MMT of grain between July 1st – Sept 8th up 44% from a year ago

- India’s September 1st wheat stocks at 35.5 MMT vs. target of 17.1 MMT

- French Farm Ministry estimated 2014 soft wheat crop at 37.5 MMT vs. previous estimate of 37.3 MMT and up 1.8% from 2013

- CSB estimated Czech Republic’s 2014 grain crop at 7.7 MMT vs. previous estimate of 7.06 MMT and vs. 2013 crop of 6.82 MMT

- Japan seeks 109.8 KMT of US, Canadian and Australian food wheat for Oct - Nov shipment

- CONAB estimated Brazilian 2014 wheat crop at 7.67 MMT vs. previous estimate of 7.50 MMT

CORN

- Sept 4 -  Israel bought 80 KMT of Ukrainian corn (40 KMT  at a premium of 128 cents/bushel c&f over the Chicago December corn contract for Nov. 20 to Dec. 10 shipment; 40 KMT  at 120.5 cents/bushel c&f over the Chicago March corn contract for Dec. 20 - Jan. 10 shipment)

- Sept 3 - South Korea KFA bought 63 KMT of corn sourced primarily from Brazil for Feb shipment. Seller: CJ Int'l Price: 218.5 $/t c&f Incheon

- Sept 2 - South Korea NOFI bought about 129 KMT feed corn optional origin for Jan –Feb shipment

-  Informa 2014 US corn crop estimated at 14.281 BB vs. previous estimate of 13.988 BB, corn yield - at 170.3 BPA vs. previous estimate of 168.0 BPA

- Celeres estimated Brazil’s ‘14/15 corn crop at 85.1 MMT (record)

- FC Stone raised its forecast of U.S. 2014 corn production to 14.595 BB, from 14.455 BB in its previous monthly report

- FC Stone estimated Brazil’s 2014/15 total corn crop at 76.84 MMT, corn area will probably fall by 4.7% from 2013/14 area

- Lanworth estimated Brazil’s 2014/15 corn crop at 79.0 MMT vs. 78.6 MMT a year ago

- Lanworth estimated US 2014 corn production at 14.649 BB vs. previous estimate of 14.734 BB, and corn yield at 173.7 BPA vs. 174.5 BPA

- Linn Group estimated US 2014 corn crop at 14.671 BB vs. previous estimate of 14.518 BB

- CONAB estimated Brazilian 2013/14 corn crop at 79.91 MMT (final crop estimates) vs. previous estimate of 78.55 MMT

- French Farm Ministry estimated 2014 corn crop at 16.0 MMT vs. previous estimate of 15.1 MMT and up 9% from 2013 (14.73 MMT)

- French growers AGPM expected French 2014 corn crop at 17.25 MMT

- Rosario grains exchange estimated Argentina’s 2014/15 corn planting area at 3.7 MH down 16% from 2013/14

BARLEY

- Sept 3 - Jordan bought 150 KMT of barley for Jan-Feb shipment. Sellers: ADM Germany – 50 KMT at 254 $/t c&f for Jan ship. and 50 KMT at 254.5 $/t c&f for Feb ship., Bunge  – 50 KMT at 254.5 $/t c&f for Feb ship.

SOY

- Sept 9 - USDA announced 120 KMT of soybeans sold to unknown destinations for 2014/15

- Sept 8 - USDA announced 120 KMT of soybeans sold to China for 2014/15

- Sept 2 - China sold 132.135 KMT or 39% of 337.539 KMT of state reserve soybeans available at this week’s auction. The government's total sales reached 2.21 MMT since it began this year's auctions in May

- Lanworth estimated Brazil’s 2014/15 soybean crop at 98.0 MMT (record) vs. 85.7 MMT a year ago

- Lanworth estimated US 2014 soybean crop at 3.852 BB vs. previous estimate of 3.855 BB, and bean yield at 46.7 BPA unchanged from previous

- Agroconsult estimated Argentina’s 2014/15 soybean crop at 56.6 MMT

- China customs data showed China imported 6.03 MMT of soybeans in August vs. 7.47 MMT in July and down 5.3% from a year ago. China imported 47.7 MMT of beans between Jan – August up 16.2% from a year ago

- South Korea NOFI passed on tender for 30-55,000 tons of South American, US, Indian or Chinese origin soymeal for Feb shipment due to high prices

- FC Stone estimated Brazil’s 2014/15 soybean crop at 93.0 MMT (record) vs. 2013/14 bean crop of 85.7 MMT (record), and bean crop area at 31.0 MH up 5% from 2013/14 area

- Linn Group estimated US 2014 soybean crop at 3.959 BB vs. previous estimate of 3.849 BB

- AgroConsult estimated Brazil’s 2014/15 soybean area at 31.6 MH vs. 30.1 MH a year ago

- CONAB estimated Brazilian 2013/14 soybean crop at 86.12 MMT (final crop estimates) vs. previous estimate of 85.7 MMT

- Itochu will take a 50% stake in Brazilian grain company Naturalle

RICE

- Philippines seeks to import up to 500 KMT of rice via a government-to-government deal with either Vietnam, Thailand or Cambodia

- Malaysia BERNAS buys 200 KMT of rice from Thai exporters for prompt shipment, in talks to buy more

- South Korea bought 9,090 tons of China origin rice for Dec shipment

- South Korea seeks 70,366 tons of optional origin rice for Dec-Feb shipment

- Thai government will open tender to sell around 140 KMT of rice from stocks this week

- India’s September 1st milled rice stocks at 17.3 MMT vs. target of 9.8 MMT

- India’s MMTC tenders to import 10 KMT of rice

- India’s  STCtenders to import 10 KMT of rice

OTHERS

- Egypt FIHC seeks 30 KMT of soybean oil and 30 KMT of sunflower oil for Oct – Nov shipment

- Malaysia’s government said that they will exempt export tax on crude palm oil for September and October. The palm oil tax had been set at 4.5% for September vs. 5% in August

- Malaysia's end-August palm oil stockpiles hit their highest levels in 17 months, rising 22% from end-July to 2.1 MMT - MPOB

- Indonesia is expected to cut its crude palm oil export tax to 0% in October. Indonesia’s September export tax is set at 9% vs. 10.5% in August

- China customs data showed China imported 470 KMT of veg oils in August down 27.7% from a month ago

- Strategie Grains estimated EU 2014/15 rapeseed crop at 23.2 MMT vs. previous estimate of 22.9 MMT and up 10% from 2013/14 crop

- Strategie Grains estimated EU 2014/15 sunseed crop at 8.6 MMT vs. previous estimate of 8.2 MMT and vs. 2013/14 crop of 8.9 MMT